We Have a Wine Trail?
Did you know that Connecticut has an official wine trail?
To be honest, it doesn’t look much like a trail, since the wineries are scattered all around the state. But the Connecticut Wine Trail includes 25 wineries, from Jones Winery in Shelton all the way to Taylor Brooke Winery in Woodstock. If you’re interested in visiting more than one winery in a single trip, there are clusters of wineries near Torrington in northwestern Connecticut and in southeast Connecticut, near New London. With all these a wineries to choose from, it’s easy to spend a day or more celebrating wine — and frequently fine dining, art and music — across the Constitution State.
Connecticut Wineries by Limousine
If you’re planning a Connecticut winery trip – whether for a wedding, a private party, a tour, a concert or a festival, or simply to enjoy yourself – you might want to consider a Connecticut car service as part of the experience. What better way to savor the day than to leave the driving to someone else and enjoy the company of your friends or family? You won’t have to worry about a designated driver, and if you’re attending an event, you’ll avoid the hassle of parking and navigating traffic.
The Connecticut Wine Trail website provides a detailed calendar of Connecticut winery events, but here are a few Connecticut winery events to consider, from June through August 2016.
What: Chef-to-Farm Dinners at Rosedale Farms and Vineyards
Where: Simsbury, Connecticut
When: Thursday evenings during summer and fall
Why: This weekly event features a farm tour, a wine tasting, and a four- to six-course feast crafted from Rosedale’s farm-fresh ingredients. This is also a fun way to check out the location as a possible venue for a wedding or private party.
What: Chocolate and Wine Pairings Tastings at Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Where: Goshen, Connecticut
When: Fridays from 11 am – 5 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am – 2pm
Why: There are two really good reasons to go – wine and chocolate. But be sure to call the tasting room at 860-201-4654 for more information or if you have a group of six or more.
What: Stonington Vineyards Summer Food & Wine Festival at Stonington Vineyards
Where: Stonington, Connecticut
When: June 20-21
Why: One of Connecticut’s oldest wineries, Stonington is known for its barrel-fermented chardonnay. The winery’s annual two-day festival is known for its food and wine, along with live music, artisans and activities for the kids.
What: Connecticut Wine Festival at Goshen Fairgrounds
Where: Goshen, Connecticut
When: July 23 (12 pm – 7 pm) and July 24 (12 pm – 6 pm)
Why: This festival features a variety of Connecticut wineries, plus locally produced specialty foods, live music and crafts.
What: Shoreline Wine Festival at Bishop’s Orchards Winery
Where: Guilford, Connecticut
When: August 13-14
Why: This tenth annual festival features eight Connecticut wineries. Conveniently located about 10 miles east of New Haven, this event is located at a beautiful farm orchard and features music, wine seminars and local vendors and artisans.
Planning Your Connecticut Winery Trip
Before you go to a winery event or even just a tasting or tour, be sure to check ahead for dates, times, reservations or ticketing information. Calling to confirm is probably a good idea as well.
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